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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

What exile from himself can flee? To zones, though more and more remote, Still, still pursues, where'er I be, The blight of life--the demon Thought.

Thought Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold--To Inez (canto I, st. 84, l. 6)

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The power of Thought,--the magic of the Mind!

Thought Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Corsair (canto I, st. 8)

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Ovid's a rake, as half his verses show him, Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample, Catullus scarcely has a decent poem, I don't think Sappho's Ode a good example, Although Longinus tells us there is no hymn Where the sublime soars forth on wings more ample; But Virgil's songs are pure, except that horrid one Being with "Formosum Pastor Corydon."

Poets Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 42)

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But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.

Authorship Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 88)

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But every fool describes, in these bright days, His wondrous journey to some foreign court, And spawns his quarto, and demands your praise,-- Death to his publisher, to him 'tis sport.

Authorship Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 52)

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And hold up to the sun my little taper.

Authorship Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XII, st. 21)

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Dear authors! suit your topics to your strength, And ponder well your subject, and its length; Nor lift your lad, before you're quite aware What weight your shoulders will, or will not, bear.

Authorship Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Hints from Horace (l. 59)

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Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.

Thieving Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 79)

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Nor all that heralds rake from coffin'd clay, Nor florid prose, nor honied lies of rhyme, Can blazon evil deeds, or consecrate a crime.

Crime Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto I, st. 3)

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Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

Folly Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 6)

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But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world's tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless.

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 26)

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This is to be along; this, this is solitude!

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 26)

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Among them, but not of them.

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 113)

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In solitude, when we are least alone.

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 90)

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'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone--man with his God must strive.

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 33)

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Solitude Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 33)

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When Bishop Berkeley said "there was no matter." And proved it--'t was no matter what he said.

Argument Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1), an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in no

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I am bound to furnish my antagonists with arguments, but not with comprehension.

Argument Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 1), an allusion to a dissertation by Berkeley on Mind and Matter found in no

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Her glossy hair was cluster'd o'er a brow Bright with intelligence, and fair and smooth; Her eyebrow's shape was like the aerial bow, Her cheek all purple with the beam of youth, Mounting, at times, to a transparent glow, As if her veins ran lightning.

Beauty Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 61)

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Ecclesiastes said that "all is vanity," Most modern preachers say the same, or show it By their examples of true Christianity: In short, all know, or very short may know it.

Vanity Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto VII, st. 6)

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Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt, Not practise!

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 34)

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Be hypocritical, be cautious, be Not what you seem but always what you see.

Hypocrisy Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XI, st. 86)

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The nympholepsy of some fond despair.

Despair Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 115)

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Heroic, stoic Cato, the sententious, Who lent his lady to his friend Hortensius.

Character Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto VI, st. 7)

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So well she acted all and every part By turns--with that vivacious versatility, Which many people take for want of heart. They err--'tis merely what is call'd mobility, A thing of temperament and not of art, Though seeming so, from its supposed facility; And false--though true; for surely they're sincerest Who are strongly acted on by what is nearest.

Character Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XVI, st. 97)

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